'''Robert Southey''' ( or ;
[Southey's biographer comments that: "There should be no doubt as to the proper pronunciation of the name: 'Sowthey'. The poet himself complained that people in the North would call him 'Mr Suthy'" (Jack Simmons: ''Southey'' (London: Collins, 1945), p. 9). Byron rhymed Southey with "mouthy" (''Don Juan'' Canto the First, Stanza 205) [http://www.online-literature.com/byron/don-juan/1/ Retrieved 12 August 2012.] The alternative pronunciation, using the open-mid back unrounded vowel, continues to be used, and the ''Oxford English Dictionary'' cites both possible pronunciations for the word "Southeyan" (meaning: relating to Robert Southey or his work).]
August 12, 1774 in Bristol
– March 21, 1843 in London
) was an English poet of the Romantic poetry|Romantic
school, one of the so-called "Lake Poets
", and Poet Laureate
for 30 years from 1813 to his death in 1843. Although his fame has long been...